Hey friends! We will be continuing Redefined week three tomorrow. If you haven’t had a chance to join the Facebook Community Group, you can do that here. For those who plan to follow along but don’t have the study, we’ve given you a loose outline here that covers some of the Scriptures and questions discussed in the book. We’ll also be posting on Instagram at @wellwateredwomen and @wellwateredco using the hashtag #wwwredefined if you want to follow along there.
WEEK THREE | DAY ONE
Read: Ephesians 1:3-10, Deuteronomy 7:6-8, 1 Peter 2:9-10, John 15:16-17
Write: Ephesians 1:3-5
- What does the Ephesians passage teach us about being “chosen” by God?
- What does the Deuteronomy passage teach us about being “chosen” by God?
- How does Paul describe the church in the 1 Peter passage?
- Who is speaking in the John passage and to whom is He speaking?
- What have believers been “appointed” to go and do?
- What holds you back from living out your calling to go and share the good news? Confess those things to the Lord and ask Him to help you understand the privilege, position, and responsibility you have as His chosen one!
- Spend time praising God for your salvation. Meditate on the calling and position you’ve been given in Christ in 1 Peter 2:9-10 and Ephesians 1:3-5.
- In what ways have you been set apart for God’s purposes?
- How does knowing you are chosen and loved by God change the way you view your purpose and mission in your job, home and family?
WEEK THREE | DAY TWO
Read: Ephesians 1:5-6, Romans 8:14-15
Write: Ephesians 1:5-6
- Why did God adopt us? (Ephesians 1)
- What have you received in Christ? (Ephesians 1)
- What Spirit have we received? Explain what this enables us to do. (Romans 8)
- As children of God, what else do we become? (Romans 8)
- Ask the Lord to help you understand that He is your Father and you are His child without any strings attached.
WEEK THREE | DAY THREE
Read: Romans 3:9-26, Romans 5:6-11; 16-17
Write: Look up the meaning of the word “righteous” and write the definition.
- How is the man described in Romans 3?
- What is the purpose of the law?
- In Romans 3:21-22, what do you learn about righteousness?
- Read the continuing verses in Romans 3:23-26 and note what you learn in this passage about Man, Christ and Justification.
- Read Romans 5:6-8 and paraphrase this passage in your own words.
- Continue reading Romans 5:9-11. How does justification by faith change the way that we live?
- Meditate on the “free gift” of God that you have received through Jesus Christ. Read Romans 5:16-17.
- Are there any areas of your past that you are holding onto?
- Do you believe the lie that you have to “do” something to earn God’s love?
- Do you doubt the sufficiency of the cross?
- Confess your need for Christ today, and praise Him for loving you to life and saving you from death.
WEEK THREE | DAY FOUR
Read: Colossians 1:13-14, Psalm 103:1-5, Ephesians 1:7-8
Write: Write down all that the Father has done for you through Christ, His Son.
- From where does God redeem your life? (Psalm 103)
- In what ways have you allowed your brokenness to define you?
- How does the redemption you have in Christ change that brokenness? (Read Ephesians 1:7-8)
WEEK THREE | DAY FIVE
Read: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; 5:6-11
- What three things take place at our salvation? (1 Cor. 6)
- What do you learn about sanctification in these verses? (2 Cor. 3)
- Romans 12:1-2 uses the word “transform”. Read these verses and write down what you learn about sanctification in them.
- What does 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 reveal about sanctification?
- Read 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11. In what ways are you pursuing a life of godliness? How has the Holy Spirit been scrubbing your soul?
- Praise Him for His work-this is God’s will for you and it is for your good. He scrubs you only to make you reflect more of Jesus, and that is the greatest desire you could have.